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All About Denim: Nicholas Schmidt USA

September 23, 2012

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Without the presence of a cotton twill, fondly coined “blue jean” in 1873, American sportswear as we know it today might well have developed into something quite the contrary. For the sake of this post (and as a little mental exercise on my part), I’ve tried to envision a denim-less scenario that doesn’t leave me […]

Leather for the Ladies (and Gents) by Noah Marion

September 22, 2012

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Noah Marion Quality Goods started small in a south Austin, Texas garage in 2006 utilizing all recycled and repurposed materials to create one of a kind bags and accessories. With a focus on quality over quantity and a brand idiom “buy once, buy for life,” Marion’s business and design work has now 

RAW: Madison’s New Indie Arts Network

March 3, 2012

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This past month, RAW — an independent arts organization that operates in over 21 cities across the U.S. — put their grassroots down in Madison, Wis. I attended their first launch event, entitled “Activate,” to get a glimpse of their mission in action: spurring on local talent and cultivating creativity. The vibe? Cirque du Soleil of the underground. […]

Global Fashion Victims

September 21, 2011

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Allison Joyce shares her take on the global fashion scene after documenting multiple factories in Bangladesh where workers sandblast denim for designer labels. If you’ve followed the Killer Jeans campaign against sandblasting at all, you’ve probably run into a few striking photographs from a small plant in southern Bangladesh taken by New York based photojournalist, Allison Joyce. The photos […]

Toil + Trouble, Part 2: Interview

August 30, 2011

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Check out Toil + Trouble, Part 1: New FW11 Bags! As promised, here is the long anticipated Q&A on the development of Toil + Trouble hard goods with designer and founder, Marcus Price. In addition to working on his lovely line of bags that will be launching this Fall ’11, Marcus works with Falling Whistles, and is the freelance designer […]

Kara Ginther: Leather Artisan

August 18, 2011

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{The stunning images of Kara and her workshop were taken by Kari K of Kari K Design this week.} Kara Ginther is a leather artisan based in Columbus, Wisconsin — and a UW-Madison Textile Design alumna — known for her intricately hand-carved leather creations. In addition to winning the heart of Brooks and cyclists all over with her beautiful custom bike saddles, […]

Super Citizen: A Shop with Aloha

August 12, 2011

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Guess what? Getting laid off ain’t always a bad thing. At least this holds true for Sandra Fowler, who founded Super Citizen after getting “the good word” from the locally based resort-wear company Tori Richard. Sandra knew she wanted to have her own boutique since before she was in school at University of Hawai‘i at […]

Farm to Fashion, Part 2

August 11, 2011

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This post is a continuation of Farm to Fashion, Part 1, which touched on the importance of organic cotton cultivation in the fashion industry and introduced a new model of farming developed by husband-and-wife duo, Mani and Vijayalakshmi (below). Their company Appachi Cotton and brand Ethicus are forerunners for ethical fashion in India. This trail blazing team […]

Thrifting Tips from Wanderlost

August 9, 2011

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Jessica Parvin, owner of Wanderlost Clothing, shares the 411 on how to lose the label and build your personal style with thrifted finds. Whether it’s the thrill of the hunt that motivates you or an economic necessity, there are many different reasons for buying and wearing thrifted finds. For Jessica Parvin, it began as a way […]